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CYBERPUNK 2077 is getting a software update that promises to fix the bug-ridden game once and for all.
In a video released Wednesday, embattled Polish developer CD Projekt Red outlined how it planned to address the myriad issues that have plagued players since the sci-fi shooter’s release last month.
Cyberpunk 2077 has been plagued with bugs and other issues since its launch last monthCredit: Alamy Live News
What did CD Projekt say?
In a video uploaded to CD Projekt Red’s (CDPR) YouTube account, co-founder Marcin Iwiński addressed Cyberpunk 2077’s disastrous launch.
“Based on [our] legacy of genuine and honest communication, you’ve trusted us and pre-ordered our game,” Iwiński said.
“Despite good reviews on PC, the console version of Cyberpunk 2077 did not meet the quality standard we wanted it to meet.”
He added: “I, and the entire leadership team, are deeply sorry for this and this video is me publicly owning up to this.”
CD Projekt Red co-founder Marcin Iwiński apologised to fans in a video released on ThursdayCredit: CD Projekt Red
Iwiński blamed the problems on the game’s “huge” scope and the challenges of making it workable across multiple generations of console.
“We made it… difficult for ourselves by wanting to make the game look epic on PCs and then adjusting it to consoles – especially old gens,” he said.
Iwiński conceded that the team “underestimated the task” at hand.
He pleaded with fans not to blame the game’s calamitous launch on CDPR’s “incredibly hard working and talented” development team.
“Myself and the board are the final decision makers, and it was our call to release the game,” Iwiński said.
“Although, believe me, we never ever intended for anything like this to happen. I assure you that we will do our best to regain your trust”.
When is the update coming and what will it fix?
The game is borderline unplayable on old-gen consoles the Xbox One and PlayStation 4
Later in the video, Iwiński, who co-founded CDPR in 1994, outlined a roadmap for future software updates to fix Cyberpunk’s issues.
The first of these will drop “within 10 days”, and it will be followed by another “in the following weeks”, he said.
That means Cyberpunk’s first major patch will drop sometime before January 23.
Further updates, which will be released across all platforms, will roll out “on a regular basis”, Iwiński said.
He highlighted that CDPR released three updates for Cyberpunk in late 2020 to fix glitches and other issues.
However, the upcoming fixes represent the first “major” patches.
“Our ultimate goal is to fix the bugs and crashes gamers are experiencing across platforms,” he said.
Players can expect more information on these updates in the coming months.
What was wrong with Cyberpunk 2077?
The game’s first major update will launch within the next ten days, according to CD Projekt Red
Launched December 10 by CD Projekt, Cyberpunk 2077 is believed to be one of the most expensive video games of all time.
It’s out on Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
But despite its lengthy development and sky-high budget, engineers are scrambling to iron out a handful of early issues stumbled upon by players.
Players have largely reported crashes on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with the game bugged down by poor frame rates and screen tearing.
One hilarious bug caused the penises and breasts of in-game characters to poke through their clothes.
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X – when did they launch and how much do they cost?
Microsoft launched the Xbox Series X and its smaller, cheaper sibling, the Series S, on November 10.
The release date covered the UK, US, Australia and a bunch of other countries worldwide.
The disc-free Series S costs £249/$299, while the Xbox Series X comes in at £449/$499.
So how does that compare to the new Xbox’s biggest rival, the PlayStation 5?
The PS5 launch fell on November 12, but not everywhere.
That date only stood for the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.
UK gamers had to wait until November 19 to order one of the consoles.
The PS5 proper costs £449.99/$499.99, while the digital edition comes in at £359/$399.
Following a tidal wave of complaints, Sony pulled the game from the PlayStation store.
CDPR has pledged to refund customers who were unhappy with their experience.
The developer apologised to gamers in a statement last month.
“Dear gamers, first of all, we would like to start by apologising to you for not showing the game on base last-gen consoles before it premiered and, in consequence, not allowing you to make a more informed decision about your purchase,” CDPR’s said at the time.
“We should have paid more attention to making it play better on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.”
In other news, cyber security buffs have issued a warning over dangerous Cyberpunk 2077 scams that could rinse your bank account.
The game was pulled from the PlayStation store shortly after release.
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